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Western Africa

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  • Liberia among African nations trying to contain deadly Ebola virus

    Liberia among African nations trying to contain deadly Ebola virus
    Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has closed most of the country’s land borders, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities that have seen Ebola outbreaks to try to contain the world’s worst outbreak of the deadly virus....
  • Liberia closes almost all borders to contain Ebola outbreak

    MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia on Monday closed almost all of its borders in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola after a third doctor working to contain the virus in West Africa contracted the deadly disease. Only five entry points, including James Spriggs...
  • Second American volunteer contracts Ebola in West Africa

    Second American volunteer contracts Ebola in West Africa
    An American who was working in Liberia to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak has tested positive for the virus, officials with a Christian charity said Sunday. Nancy Writebol, a married mother of two, was the second American to contract the lethal virus...
  • Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
    The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an...
  • Benin detains 10 people in child trafficking probe

    COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin has detained 10 people on suspicions of child-trafficking just weeks after a group in neighboring Niger was held for links to a "baby factory" ring, police sources said on Tuesday. While it was not immediately clear if there was...
  • Ebola outbreak not hurting investment in Sierra Leone: foreign minister

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak has not hurt foreign investment in Sierra Leone but will inevitably require more spending to fight it, the country's foreign minister said on Monday. Sierra Leone is among a group of West African countries...
  • WHO can't fully deal with Ebola outbreak, health official warns

    WHO can't fully deal with Ebola outbreak, health official warns
    International health officials warned Thursday that recent budget cuts have impeded the ability of the World Health Organization to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 603 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. "The situation...
  • World watch: News affecting world travel

     World watch: News affecting world travel
    West Africa: The World Health Organization reported a total of 844 cases and 518 deaths from Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia as of July 3. The outbreak is feared to have spread to Ghana, and an infection was suspected in at least one American...
  • Iranian American Professor Wins Second Fulbright

    Iranian American Professor Wins Second Fulbright
    HAMDEN — Farid Sadrieh, Qunnipiac University's first professor to win a second Fulbright scholarship, has every expectation that his next research project on the African continent will proceed more peacefully than the first. In 2009, he was...
  • France's Hollande warns of Islamist threat in West Africa

    NIAMEY Niger (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Friday promoted a new military operation being rolled out in West Africa to take on a multi-faceted menace from Islamist groups that he warned threatened France's interests and citizens....
  • Durban Festival: Restless Producers Move Into High-End TV

    London-based producer Tendeka Matatu has been keeping busy ahead of this month's Durban film fest. In May, he and partner Marie Lora-Mungai announced the launch of Restless Talent Management, a global management company for African talent, and the pair...
  • Islamist group claims attack that killed French soldier in Mali

    DAKAR/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - An armed Islamist group formed by al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibility on Thursday for a suicide bombing this week that killed a French soldier in northern Mali. In a video posted on the Internet, a...